What is Chest percussion?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Chest percussion is a form of chest physical therapy. It is used to dislodge mucous from the alveoli (air sacs) and mobilize the mucous into the larger airways so they can be removed from the airway by coughing or suctioning.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bronchiectasis 2 0
Chest congestion 1 0
Cough 1 0
Kartagener syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Chest percussion

Dosage Patients
daily 2

Duration

Currently going to Chest percussion

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chest percussion.